Durham businesses: up to 40% funding for digital projects

Concision teamNews, SMEs, Startups

A new fund to help Durham businesses make better use of digital technology has been launched.

Eligible businesses can apply for a grant worth up to 40% of the total cost of a digital technology project through the Durham Digital Drive initiative. The funding could be used to pay for digital consultancy projects (such as websites, content and design), equipment to enable digital activity, or a combination of the two. Grants are also available for broadband installation and equipment.

The project must be a new one (rather than one that’s already started), and the total cost should be within the range of £2,500 and £24,999.

In order to be eligible for the funding, a business needs to show that they:

  • are based in County Durham (pay business rates to the Council),
  • are an SME (small or medium-sized business) within the EU definition, and
  • are actively trading.

Business advice

Durham Digital Drive is also offering businesses 12 hours of free digital support, including a digital health check to look at how they are currently using digital tools.

They’ll be invited to attend workshops and conferences to learn more about topics such as digital marketing, social media and cyber security, and access one-to-one business support from expert digital advisers.

Concision’s CEO Daniel Roe commented: “As a Durham-based digital start-up, we’re excited about the potential of Durham Digital Drive to boost business growth in the region, and we’re looking forward to being involved.”

Concision is eligible to deliver projects with Durham Digital Drive funding, so do get in touch if you have an idea you’d like to discuss.